Video | Business Headlines | Internet | Science | Scientific Ethics | Technology | Search

 


Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Report Shows Valuable Investment

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga Report Shows Valuable Investment

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, publically released its 2013 Annual Report. The report highlights the significant outputs, contributions and outcomes NPM produce for a mere $5.3 million of Centre of Research Excellence funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM), New Zealand’s Māori Centre of Research Excellence, publically released its 2013 Annual Report. The report highlights the significant outputs, contributions and outcomes NPM produce for a mere $5.3 million of Centre of Research Excellence funding from the Tertiary Education Commission.

Among these significant contributions, NPM:
• Research produced
o a model of Māori educational success factors,
o an online decision-making tool for sustainable practice and development,
o identified critical elements and key success factors for childrearing,
o improved understanding of Maori men’s relational health and the importance of culture and relations,
o a new model of Māori language revitalisation and acceptance,
o an innovative model and practice to support Māori development and research in Māori communities,
o integrated science and mātauranga Māori into new shellfish management plans
o new understandings of the relationship between lunar cycles (maramataka) and animal behaviours,
o a methods and a framework to determine and meet Maori economic development aspirations
• Sent its third Māori Graduate to Harvard University through the Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga-Fulbright New Zealand partnership
• Successfully ran its national grants and awards programme supporting over 60 students and researchers to build capability and skills or develop and share their research
• Built further capability and research capacity supporting over 700 students through the national programme
• Published 60 journal articles, 7 books and 9 book chapters, and many more reports and research outputs
• Research featured on national TV and was developed for regional TV upon request from broadcasters
• Successfully partnered and held a 2 day national research symposium with Maori Community, Tauranga Moana Iwi

The impact of NPM has had and is having for Māori communities and New Zealand is recognised internationally. NPM is perceived as a benchmark for Indigenous (Māori) Research, and has helped develop research capacity and scholarship. In 2013 over 700 students were involved with NPM, through its National Post-Graduate Programme, MAI Te Kupenga, and with involvement in research projects, interns and graduate and post-graduate scholarships.

“Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga was very pleased to provide the 2013 Annual Report to the Tertiary Education Commission showing we exceed expectations and contracted requirements, while delivering benefit to Māori and the country”, says Associate Professor Tracey McIntosh, Acting Director, NPM.

“The enormous amount of activity, with hundreds of outputs and distinct research projects, and thousands of people involved and benefiting is value for money”, Tracey adds.

“We hope a future for this work and activity to maintain and further the momentum and contributions can be secured”.

The Annual report is freely available. To access and download the report please visithttp://www.maramatanga.ac.nz/annual-report

Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) is a Centre of Research Excellence consisting of 16 participating research entities and hosted by the University of Auckland. NPM conducts research of relevance to Māori communities and is an important vehicle by which New Zealand continues to be a key player in global indigenous research and affairs. Its research is underpinned by the vision to realise the creative potential of Māori communities and to bring about positive change and transformation in the nation and wider world. Visitwww.maramatanga.ac.nz
Ends


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Half Full: Dairy Payouts Steady, Cash Will Be Tight

Industry body DairyNZ is advising farmers to focus on strong cashflow management as they look ahead to the 2015-16 season following Fonterra's half-year results announcement today. More>>

ALSO:

First Union: Cotton On Plans To Use “Tea Break” Law

“The Prime Minister reassured New Zealanders that ‘post the passing of this law, will you all of a sudden find thousands of workers who are denied having a tea break? The answer is absolutely not’... Cotton On is proposing to remove tea and meal breaks for workers in its safety sensitive distribution centre. How long before other major chains try and follow suit?” More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ-Korea FTA Signed Amid Spying, Lost Sovereignty Claims

A long-awaited free trade agreement between New Zealand and South Korea has been signed in Seoul by Prime Minister John Key and the Korean president, Park Geun-hye. More>>

ALSO:

PM Visit: NZ And Viet Nam Agree Ambitious Trade Target

New Zealand and Viet Nam have agreed an ambitious target of doubling two-way goods and service trade to around $2.2 billion by 2020, Prime Minister John Key has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: NZ Economy Grows 0.8% In Fourth Quarter

The New Zealand economy expanded in the fourth quarter as tourists drove growth in retailing and accommodation, and property sales increased demand for real estate services. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: RBNZ’s Wheeler Keeps OCR On Hold, No Rate Hikes Ahead

The Reserve Bank has removed the prospect of future interest rate hikes from its forecast horizon as a strong kiwi dollar and cheap oil hold down inflation, and the central bank ponders whether to lower its assessment of where “neutral” interest rates should be. The kiwi dollar gained. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sci-Tech
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news